hypertrophic scar

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hy·per·tro·phic scar

an elevated scar resembling a keloid but which does not spread into surrounding tissues, is rarely painful, and regresses spontaneously; collagen bundles run parallel to the skin surface.

hypertrophic scar

Keloid, see there.

hypertrophic scar

A keloidal scar that develops with excessive or exuberant fibrous tissue, is easily visible, is raised above the surrounding skin, and sometimes causes contracture.


characterized by a state of hypertrophy.

hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy
see hypertrophic osteopathy.
hypertrophic scar
a protruding scar resembling a fibroma or collagen nevus.


cicatrix; a mark remaining after the healing of a wound, such as one caused by injury, illness or surgery.

constricting scar
contraction of scar tissue causing constriction of vascular channel or hollow viscus.
honorable scar
in judging dogs, scars resulting from injuries suffered as a result of work are permissible and do not detract from the dog's features.
hypertrophic scar
an overabundance of connective tissue in a wound, identified by history of traumatized wound, infection and histological examination reveals hairs, foreign body, pockets of infection.
scar tissue
a dense mass of granulation tissue.
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A hypertrophic scar is one of the fibrotic diseases, arising from fibroproliferation disorder which occurs after the damage of deep dermis by burns or trauma.
Keloids enlarge beyond wound margins, often with irregular shapes, while hypertrophic scars remain within the confines of the original wound and tend to be linear along scars.
Hypertrophic scars form as a result of aberrations in physiologic wound healing and may arise following any insult to the deep dermis.
11, 12) The active effect of bleomycin used in the treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars may possibly be explained by the inhibition of collagen synthesis by human dermal fibroblasts or stimulated by the presence of TGF-[beta].
Hypertrophic scar model in the rabbit ear: a reproducible model for studying scar tissue behavior with new observations on silicone gel sheeting for scar reduction.
The treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars with intralesional bleomycin in skin of color.
sup][29],[50] On the contrary, some literatures which have reported recurrence rate over 20% might be due to rigorous exclusion criteria such as necessitating histological confirmation or ruling out hypertrophic scars.
Although the development of hypertrophic scar and keloids at incision sites following surgery have been reported to be relatively common among Blacks when compared with Caucasians, the etiology of this condition is still not clear.
Background: Skin tape and silicone gel are two common over-the-counter preparations used to enhance the cosmesis of keloids and hypertrophic scars of posttrauma wounds.
The authors point out that despite decades of research in the area of wound scarring, the physiopathology of hypertrophic scars and keloids are not yet fully understood.